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Live Outside London?

If you live outside of London, it is possible for you to access PHP. The referral process will vary depending on where you live or work, full details are provided here.

Please note – The NHS PHP is a free service to all doctor practitioner patients, and patients must be funded by an NHS commissioner, if you are not funded by a NHS contract then your GP can fund you to attend PHP.  We do not see private patients.

Please note – PHP is a London-based service. If you are unable to attend appointments in London please call us before seeking/agreeing funding for an assessment.

Doctors and dentists from other areas of the UK:

Currently we do not have contractual arrangements in place for other areas of the UK. However we are able to accept referrals on a cost per case basis. Contact PHP for more details.

If you are a referring organisation from outside London we would need confirmation of funding arrangements, in writing, at the time of referral. Cost per case patients would be assessed in the first instance and then a care plan would be devised, costed, and shared confidentially with the referring organisation for funding approval. Click on the Practitioner Health Programme Out of Area Information Leaflet for more details.

Please note we are unable to accept referrals for practitioners with eating disorders or significant psychosis due to patient safety concerns.

The PHP team can offer a standard assessment or an in-depth assessment based on the complexity of the patient.

A standard assessment involves-

  •  A two-hour consultation
  • Completion of health, social and work functioning evaluation
  • Production of a report and an ongoing suggested care plan with associated costs if facilitated through PHP

A complex assessment involves-

  •  Two two-hour consultations
  • Completion of health, social and work functioning evaluation
  • A detailed report, psychiatric assessment with ongoing suggested care plan and associated costs if facilitated through PHP.

If it transpires that patients initially seen for the standard assessment require the more complex assessment, we reserve the right to charge the NHS commissioner the higher tier fee.

PHP patient categories 

The proposed care plan would give an annual fixed cost for PHP treatment according to the assigned category. Plus an estimate of the associated costs for example for CBT or in-patient rehabilitation. Typical care plans may include:

  • CBT – 8 sessions (occasionally extended to a further 8 sessions where required)
  • Psychotherapy – 20 sessions
  • Liason with GP and CMHT where required
  • Unlimited access to the PHP core team – consisting of GPwSIs, psychiatrists, and specialist nurses.

Please note we do not update referrers on a practitioner’s engagement with PHP, without the practitioner patient’s consent, excepting in the rare circumstances where there is a significant risk to patients, others or self.

Cameron Fund

If you are unable to access the service through NHS routes, GPs can apply for funding of an assessment via the Cameron fund:

The Cameron Fund is a medical benevolent charity which supports general practitioners and their dependents. The Fund has agreed to cover the costs of the initial assessment for eligible GPs working outside of London, providing specific eligibility criteria are met. Applicants will need to complete the forms below and email or post to The Cameron Fund.

Process for application to the Cameron Fund ,  Application form and Ethnic monitoring form

If you have any queries or require assistance with completing the form please contact Jane Cope at The Cameron Fund – telephone number 0207 388 0796 or